About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Engineering and Sciences (JES), the official journal of the Research Management Cell (RMC), Pashchimanchal Campus, Pokhara, is devoted exclusively to science and technology advancements, especially the innovative aspects of the multifaceted disciplines of engineering and sciences.

JES welcomes manuscripts presenting information not previously published in journals on any aspect of interdisciplinary (science and engineering) research, development, application, measurement, or policy. The submitted manuscripts may be reports of original studies or reviews of significant prior work in a given area. All manuscripts are subject to reviews to assure accuracy, clarity, and long-term value.

The scope of the journal lies in but is not limited to the contents and capacity of Science, Technology, and Engineering. It publishes research articles with novel synthesis, findings, and scientific advances; review articles with an overview of recent thinking and achievements in a given theme; and communications with clear messages aimed at conflict resolution in a given topic. The journal embraces statistically analyzed data-based scientific outcomes, recent trends in engineering technology, and cutting-edge principles of current science and technology advancements. The journal welcomes articles with notable contributions to acquiring knowledge and its measurable exposition.

Publication Frequency

JES publishes two issues per year: the first on May 30 and the second on November 30.

Open Access Policy

Creative Commons Licence
The Journal of Engineering and Sciences articles are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This license allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, so long as attribution is given to the creator. The license allows for commercial use.

Copywrite and permission

Copyright on any research article in the Journal of Engineering and Sciences (JES) is retained by the author(s).  The authors grant JES a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher. The material is free at https://jes.ioepas.edu.np and the Journal of Engineering and Sciences (nepjol.info). The article may also be cited and used again once the original published version is acknowledged. These guidelines ensure that the authors are given due credit while allowing for the greatest possible use and visibility of the work.

The corresponding author is responsible for any conflict of interest between authors and others. The journal is not responsible for concepts, ideas, and views reflected in its articles. If an ethical issue is detected, the article will be retracted.

Submission charge

The journal does not charge authors for article processing charges, submission fees, or any other fees.

Peer Review Process and Reviewers Guidelines

All submitted manuscripts in the Journal of Engineering and Sciences (JES) undergo a thorough peer-review process. JES follows a single-blind review process. Initially, the chief editor screens the submissions to ensure they align with the journal's scope and are plagiarism-free. The manuscripts then undergo review by section editors to ensure their appropriateness. This screening process typically takes 7 to 10 days. Subsequently, only the suitable articles are forwarded to the reviewer(s), who may be local or international experts, for content evaluation. Generally, the decision to accept or reject a manuscript is based on the reviewers' reports.

The review process typically takes 2-5 weeks. After receiving reviewer feedback, authors have up to 10 days to make revisions. We aim to complete the acceptance and publication process for articles submitted to JES in 8 weeks. Still, this timeline depends on how quickly reviewers respond and how long authors take to revise.

The guidelines for reviewing articles are provided to the reviewers, which helps them be more specific in their review reports. If an invited reviewer feels they cannot evaluate the work presented in an article or anticipates difficulty providing a timely review. In that case, they should notify the editors as soon as possible and decline the offer to review so that other reviewers can be invited. Reviewers who agree to review the article must submit their report within 15 days. Gentle reminders are sent to reviewers if the report is not received within the deadline.

Publication Ethics

JES is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of publishing ethics and preventing any form of publication malpractice. This pertains to the ethical standards and principles that authors, editors, reviewers, and the editorial board must follow to safeguard the integrity and quality of published research.

1. Duties of Editors

To ensure the fairness and impartiality of the peer review process, the Editors of the JES are responsible for:

  • Evaluate submitted manuscripts based on their intellectual content without consideration of the author's race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, or nationality.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all submitted materials and refrain from disclosing any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
  • Address potential conflicts of interest and take appropriate measures if such conflicts arise.

2. Duties of Reviewers

Reviewers for the JES should:

  • Conduct the review process objectively and provide authors with constructive feedback timely.
  • Declare any conflicts of interest that may affect the impartiality of the review.
  • Treat the reviewed manuscripts as confidential and not use the information for personal advantage.

 3. Duties of Authors

Authors submitting to the JES are expected to:

  • Follow the guidelines of the authors.
  • Make sure your work is original and has not been published elsewhere.
  • Properly credit the work and ideas of others by providing accurate citations and references.
  • Disclose any potential conflicts of interest that may influence the interpretation or evaluation of your work.
  • Report any errors or inaccuracies promptly to the editors and cooperate with them in correcting or retracting the manuscript if necessary.

Plagiarism Policy

Using someone else's work without giving them proper credit is referred to as plagiarism. iThenticate does the plagiarism detection. After checking each article for plagiarism, the editor thoroughly analyzes it and makes decisions based on the plagiarism detection report. The author(s) may be required to make corrections to the article, or the article may be returned to the author(s).

Publisher

The Journal of Engineering and Sciences is published by the Research Management Cell (RMC), IOE Pashchimanchal Campus, Pokhara, Nepal.